Politics of Anti-Semitism

The Politics of Anti-Semitism Edited by Alexander Cockburn and Jeffrey St. Clair. Petrolia/Oakland, CA, CounterPunch and AK Press, 2003. 178 sider. Foreword Contents Review article Introduction “How did a term, once used accurately to describe the most virulent evil, become a charge flung at the mildest critic of Israel, particularly concerning its atrocious treatment of Palestinians? Edited by Cockburn and St. Clair, the print and online journal Counterpunch has become a must read for hundreds of thousands a month who no longer believe anything they read in the mainstream press beyond the sports scores. And on the subject of Israel and Palestine, of the Israel lobby in the US, the current middle east crisis, and its ramifications at home and abroad, Counterpunch has been unrivalled. Herein you’ll find 18 of the finest essays and articles (from 9 Jews and 9 Gentiles!). A lot of the names will be familiar – Edward Said, Robert Fisk, Norman Finkelstein, Lenni Brenner, Uri Avnery, plus the editors. Then, there’s former CIA analysts Bill and Kathy Christison, the trenchant and witty philosopher Michael Neumann, seasoned Capitol Hill staffer George Sutherland, Will Yeoman’s path-breaking essay on Israel and divestment, Shaheed Alam who became a target of the fanatical Daniel Pipes and Israeli journalist Yigal Bronner. Plus Kurt Nimmo, Bruce Jackson, Jeffrey Blankfort and more. This, the first in the new Counterpunch series from AK Press, is a timely anthology on how silence and complicity in crimes against a betrayed people has been enforced.” Contents:Michael Neumann: What is Anti-Semitism? (side 1-12) Scott Handleman: Trivializing Jew-hatred (side 13-19) Alexander Cockburn: My life as an “Anti-Semite” (side 21-38) Lenni Brenner: Anti-Semitism, old and new (side39-41)Uri Avnery: Manufacturing Anti-Semites (side 43-47)Linda Belanger: Word’s hurt, but tanks kill : putting accusations of Anti-Semitism in context (side 49-51) Bruce Jackson: Jews like us (side 53-57)Robert Fisk: Why does Malkovich want to kill me? (side 59-62)Kurt Nimmo: Poetry as treason? (side 63-67, oktober 2002)Will Youmans: The divestmen campaign/Israel’s singles night out : critics charge that divestment “singles out” Israel (side 69-72)M. Shahid Alam: A new technology of power (side 73-77)Norman Finkelstein: Counterfeit courage : reflections on “Political Correctness” in Germany (side 79-83)Jeffrey St. Clair: Rockets, napalm, torpedoes, and lies : Israel’s attack on the Liberty, revisited (side 85-97)Jeffrey Blankfort: The Israel lobby and the left (side 99-117)George Sunderland: Our Vichy congress (side 119-126)Kathleen and Bill Christison: The Bush Administration’s dual loyalities (side 127-143)Yigal Bronner: A journey to Beit Jalla (side 145-149)Edward Said: Dignity, solidarity and the penal colony (side 151-172) Review article Swans Gilles d’Aymery: The politics of Anti-Semitism: Part 1: Smear, slander, and intimidation (26. april 2004) Part 2: Stereotypes and other canards (10. maj 2004) [Info on Swans]Reviewed by Ori Lev in Logos Journal There is an interesting and funny review of this book by Canadian playwright Jason Sherman (of “Reading Hebron” fame) posted on Counterpunch — a review which was originally commissioned by the Toronto Globe & Mail but subsequently refused publication.: http://www.counterpunch.org/review12062003.html

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